ERIC Number: ED337579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Basic Skills Training: A Launchpad for Success in the Workplace. Literacy Task Analysis Project. Final Technical Report.
Taylor, Maurice C.; Lewe, Glenda R.
This report describes a set of procedures for conducting a literacy task analysis so that employers, educators, and trainers can understand the basic workplace training needs of employees. Four sections are included: (1) bridging the gap--demands, skills, and solutions in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada; (2) job, task analysis, and literacy task analysis; (3) results of the literacy task analysis; and (4) using the project results in different occupational sectors. The third section examines five case studies in the following job areas: motor vehicle repairer; grocery store receiver, retail sector; pre-cast repair and cleaning laborer; assistant grocery manager, retail sector; and butcher and butcher supervisor. Appendix A addresses the applicability of literacy task analysis to a variety of workplace situations in nine occupational sectors: (1) hospitality; (2) education; (3) financial; (4) retail; (5) manufacturing; (6) natural resources; (7) transportation; (8) construction trade; and (9) health care. Forty-one references are included. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Auto Mechanics, Basic Skills, Building Trades, Case Studies, Clerical Occupations, Educational Improvement, Finance Occupations, Foreign Countries, Health Occupations, Hospitality Occupations, Job Analysis, Job Training, Manufacturing Industry, Natural Resources, Retailing, Secretaries, Task Analysis, Transportation, Unions, Wholesaling, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Algonquin Coll., Ottawa, Ontario. Adult Basic Education Dept.
Identifiers: Canada; Literacy Audits; United Kingdom
Note: For the Interim Report, see ED 322 368; for the Trainer's Manual, see CE 059 006.